Parastomal hernia after ileal conduit urinary diversion: re-visiting the predictors radiologically and according to patient-reported outcome measures.
CONCLUSIONS: Only a small proportion of patients with PSH were asymptomatic. Preoperative hypoalbuminemia was the most significant factor contributing to the development and symptomatizing of PSH. Previous hernia surgery further contributed to the patient complaint. PMID: 33063578 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - October 19, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Association of acute pyelonephritis with double-J ureteral stenting: a nationwide population-based case control study.
Conclusion: In conclusion, patients with a ureteral catheter associated with APN should be given close attention with regards to the above risk factors. Early removal of the catheter is the best policy for the prevention of APN. PMID: 32975161 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - September 26, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Prevalence of autoimmune disorders among bladder pain syndrome patients' relatives.
CONCLUSIONS: Our study suggests that in BPS patients' families, fibromyalgia and autoimmune diseases including asthma, and especially the non-allergic form of asthma, may be over-represented. PMID: 32964777 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - September 25, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Cytoreductive nephrectomy in primary metastatic clear cell renal cell carcinoma.
Authors: Beisland C PMID: 32930029 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - September 18, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Impact of biopsy perineural invasion on younger prostate cancer patients after radical prostatectomy.
CONCLUSION: Our results show that BxPNI could be considered as a risk classification factor to identify the best candidates among younger PCa patients for further treatment and may also be used for developing active surveillance (AS) selection criteria for younger PCa patients. PMID: 32930036 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - September 18, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Too good for CARMENA: criteria associated with long systemic therapy free intervals post cytoreductive nephrectomy for metastatic clear cell renal cell carcinoma.
Authors: Roussel E, Verbiest A, Milenkovic U, Van Cleynenbreugel B, Van Poppel H, Joniau S, Beuselinck B, Albersen M Abstract PURPOSE: The prospective CARMENA trial surprisingly suggested that patients with upfront metastatic clear-cell renal cell carcinoma (m-ccRCC) would not benefit from cytoreductive nephrectomy (CN). We aimed to identify the m-ccRCC patient subpopulation who would benefit from the continued use of CN. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study on upfront m-ccRCC patients and identified three subgroups: patients treated with vascular endothelial growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - September 15, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Simple suturing of the bladder neck muscle layer at the vesicourethral anastomosis site to the dorsal vein complex during anterior reconstruction led to a better postoperative urinary continence after robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy.
CONCLUSIONS: Simple suture of the bladder neck muscle layer at the vesicourethral anastomosis site to DVC led to a better urinary continence status 6 months or later after RALP. PMID: 32924734 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - September 15, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Survival advantage of upfront cytoreductive nephrectomy in patients with primary metastatic renal cell carcinoma compared with systemic and palliative treatments in a real-world setting.
Authors: Ljungberg B, Sundqvist P, Lindblad P, Kjellman A, Thorstenson A, Hellström M, Kröger Dahlin BI, Thomasson M, Harmenberg U, Lundstam S Abstract BACKGROUND: Recently, the CARMENA and SURTIME studies, suggested that upfront cytoreductive nephrectomy (CN) should be abandoned for patients with intermediate and high-risk metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC). However, CN remains an indication in low-risk and when immediate systemic treatment is not required. The aim was to evaluate the long-term overall survival (OS) in patients with primary mRCC, based on the first line treatment. METHODS: There ...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - September 9, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Palliative MRI-guided transurethral ultrasound ablation for symptomatic locally advanced prostate cancer.
CONCLUSIONS: pTULSA appears safe and feasible for palliative ablation of locally advanced prostate cancer. The therapy seems to accomplish long-term hematuria control, can relieve bladder outlet obstruction in selected patients, and seems to reduce the burden of hospitalization due to local complications. Trial Registration Number: NCT03350529. PMID: 32897169 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - September 9, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Transurethral resection of the prostate: fate of the non-responders.
CONCLUSION: Men with preoperative urinary retention constituted the vast majority of non-responders. The use of postoperative urodynamic studies was remarkably low. Almost one in three non-responders finally had a satisfactory outcome with or without re-intervention. PMID: 32885703 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - September 5, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Real life data of MRI-targeted biopsy - experience from a single nonacademic centre using cognitive fusion and 1.5 tesla scanning.
CONCLUSION: Systematic biopsies should still be considered in patients with PI-RADS 1/2 findings. Our findings also suggest a stronger benefit of the combined strategy of targeted and systematic biopsies than the findings of previous studies concerning the detection of CSPCa in biopsy-naïve patients. PMID: 32865086 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - September 2, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Histopathological re-evaluations of biopsies in prostate cancer: a nationwide observational study.
CONCLUSION: Pathology review of prostate biopsies is infrequently requested by clinicians in the Netherlands but in a non-negligible minority of patients with localised PCa the pathology review led to a change in prognostic risk group which might impact their treatment. PMID: 32845207 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - August 29, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

T1 bladder cancer in Norway: treatment and survival.
Authors: Blindheim A, Fosså S, Babigumira R, Myklebust TÅ, Haug E, Arum CJ, Andreassen BK Abstract AIM: Evaluation of treatment and survival of pT1 stage (T1) bladder cancer (BC) patients diagnosed with transitional cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder in Norway. MATERIAL AND METHODS: According to the Cancer Registry of Norway, 1,108 patients were diagnosed with T1 BC between 2008-2012. Information on surgical and medical procedures was provided by the Norwegian Patients Registry. Regression and survival models were applied to characterize patients receiving bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) and radic...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - August 15, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Impact of diabetes and metformin use on prostate cancer.
Authors: Taussky D, Delouya G PMID: 32787660 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - August 15, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Serum tumour associated trypsin inhibitor, as a biomarker for survival in renal cell carcinoma.
This study aimed to evaluate the prognostic value of pre- and postoperative concentration of TATI in serum (S-TATI) of patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: S-TATI was determined by time resolved immunofluorometric assay in preoperative and postoperative samples that were collected from 132 RCC patients, who underwent partial or complete nephrectomy in Helsinki University Hospital from May 2005 to July 2010. RESULTS: Preoperative S-TATI was significantly associated with tumour stage, lymph-node involvement, metastatic stage, Chronic Kidney Disease Stage (CKD grade), and preoperative C-rea...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - August 13, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Preexisting diabetes, metformin use and long-term survival in patients with prostate cancer.
CONCLUSION: There was no difference in long-term prostate cancer-specific survival in patients with or without T2DM. Overall survival was lower in T2DM patients not treated with metformin. PMID: 32748714 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - August 13, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Prolonged reversible bilateral balloon ureteric obstruction in iatrogenic ileal conduit injury - a weapon for the armamentarium.
Authors: Gabriel J, Gupta Y, Coker C PMID: 32757846 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - August 13, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

DaPeCa5 - obesity at the time of diagnosis does not predict poor cancer-specific survival in patients with penile squamous cell carcinoma - a Danish National study.
The objective of this study was to investigate obesity as a prognostic factor in patients with penile squamous cell carcinoma (pSCC) in a large national Danish cohort. Furthermore we aimed to compare the BMI of pSCC patients to a large age-matched cohort of healthy men. METHODS: We evaluated 429 patients with invasive pSCC from a national retrospective penile cancer cohort and defined a body mass index (BMI) at 30 kg/m2 as obese. Furthermore, we considered if a fitted model for BMI and mortality could define a critical BMI tipping point for increasing mortality by the means of BMI categories of 1 kg/m2 wi...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - August 13, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Clinical evaluation and disease management of PI-RADS 3 lesions. Analysis from a single tertiary high-volume center.
Authors: Di Trapani E, Musi G, Ferro M, Cordima G, Mistretta FA, Luzzago S, Bianchi R, Cozzi G, Alessi S, Catellani M, Matei DV, Jereczek-Fossa BA, Petralia G, De Cobelli O Abstract OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical and pathological implications of Prostate Cancer (PCa) patients with a Prostate Imaging - Reporting and Data System (PI-RADS) 3 lesion at multi parametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI). METHODS: We included 356 patients with a PI-RADS score 3 lesion at mpMRI who underwent prostate biopsy for a suspect of PCa at a single tertiary high-volume centre between 2013 and 2016. We developed Uni- (UVA...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - August 13, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

PSA testing patterns in a large Swedish cohort before the implementation of organized PSA testing.
CONCLUSION: Every fifth man in the male background population was PSA tested. Repeated PSA testing was common despite low PSA values. As repeated PSA testing was common, especially among older men who will not be included in organized testing, special measures to change the testing patterns in this group may be required. PMID: 32734806 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - August 2, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

DaPeCa-4: outcome in penile cancer patients with N3 disease due to extra nodal extension treated with surgery and chemo-irradiation.
Conclusion: Treatment with surgery and chemo-irradiation in this national cohort does not show inferior survival outcomes compared to historical cohorts. PMID: 32734838 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - August 2, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Intractable bleeding from the renal pelvis in a patient with hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia (Rendu-Osler-Weber disease).
Authors: Qvigstad LF, Grøtta OJ, Hammarström C, Baco E PMID: 32720548 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - July 30, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Comparative study between Amplatz renal dilator vs visual internal urethrotomy (cold knife) for the treatment of male urethral stricture.
CONCLUSION: The guided urethral dilation and internal urethrotomy are safe, short time procedures, and offer satisfactory results with the advance to VIUD in Qmax at 12 months. No recurrence was documented in both groups after 12 months. VIU reported 18% intraoperative complication. PMID: 32723114 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - July 30, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Rising occurrence of hypocitraturia and hyperoxaluria associated with increasing prevalence of stone disease in calcium kidney stone formers.
Authors: Youssef RF, Martin JW, Sakhaee K, Poindexter J, Dianatnejad S, Scales CD, Preminger GM, Lipkin ME Abstract OBJECTIVE: To evaluate metabolic risk factors in calcium kidney stone formers from two different decades, comparing changes in metabolic profiles over time. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed of calcium kidney stone formers who underwent metabolic evaluation of urolithiasis with 24-hour urine collections at a single institution. There were 309 patients evaluated from 1988 to 1994 (Group A), and 229 patients from 2007 to 2010 (Group B). A comparison between both groups was performed to...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - July 29, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Renal cryoablation: five- and 10-year survival outcomes in patients with biopsy-proven renal cell carcinoma.
CONCLUSIONS: CA appears to be an effective treatment modality for patients with small renal tumors. The present study demonstrated low rates of local recurrence and disease progression with excellent long-term cancer-specific survival. PMID: 32700594 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - July 24, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Cystoscopic surveillance for bladder cancer: Learning the lessons forced upon us by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Authors: Mostafid H PMID: 32691655 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - July 23, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Treatment of isolated small renal stones leads to resolution of symptoms and should be routinely offered to patients: retrospective outcomes from a university hospital.
CONCLUSION: Ureteroscopic treatment is a feasible option for small symptomatic stones, since it may lead to symptom resolution. Based on our study we would recommend that patients with symptomatic small renal stones are offered endoscopic treatment. PMID: 32686567 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - July 21, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Sepsis in urology - where are we now? And where are we going?
DISCUSSION: We review some of the aspects of sepsis management within our field that are working effectively and others that could potentially be optimised. PMID: 32677532 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - July 19, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

A rare case of urothelial carcinoma with syncytiotrophoblastic cell differentiation.
Authors: Milling RV, Niemann ICS, Nielsen Dominiak H, Hansen ES, Sunde L, Jensen JB PMID: 32666863 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - July 17, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

The value of a first MRI and targeted biopsies after several years of active surveillance for low-risk prostate cancer - results from the SAMS trial.
CONCLUSIONS: Even after several years of AS with stable PSA values and many sets of systematic biopsies, a first MRI and targeted biopsies lead to the detection of Gleason score 7 (ISUP 2 and ISUP 3) cancer in a significant proportion of men, particularly among those with a high PSA density. PMID: 32662309 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - July 16, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Evidence-based medicine, the number 'three' and its multiples in urological clinical rules.
Authors: Mjaess G, Aoun F, Albisinni S, Vanhaeverbeek M, Roumeguère T PMID: 32648513 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - July 11, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Comment on: Cystoscopic surveillance of patients with non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer revisited.
Authors: Jensen JB PMID: 32643516 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - July 10, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Cystoscopic surveillance of patients with non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer revisited.
Authors: Malmström PU PMID: 32633178 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - July 9, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

A comparison of side-effects and quality-of-life in patients operated on for prostate cancer with and without salvage radiation therapy.
Conclusions: Adding SRT to RP does not seem to result in other than acceptable side-effects in the majority of men receiving SRT when taking a long follow-up time (median 10 years after surgery) into account. However, a subset of men develop severe side-effects where rectal bleeding dominates. PMID: 32619133 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - July 4, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

A prospective study of a urine and plasma biomarker test for the prediction of gleason ≥3 + 4 prostate cancer in a mixed cohort.
A prospective study of a urine and plasma biomarker test for the prediction of gleason ≥3 + 4 prostate cancer in a mixed cohort. Scand J Urol. 2020 Jul 01;:1-5 Authors: Poulsen MH, Feddersen S, Albitar M, Poulsen CA, Lund M, Pedersen TB, Mortensen MA, Lund L Abstract Purpose: Definitive diagnosis of prostate cancer is based on biopsies, a procedure associated with side-effects. The use of biomarkers in blood and urine could potentially help clinicians select patients for whom biopsies are needed. The aim of the study was to test a new urine and plasma biomarker test in detecting medium...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - July 3, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Prediction of stone-free rates following extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy in a contemporary cohort of patients with stone densities exceeding 1000 HU.
Conclusion: Stone size was the only significant success predictor in our cohort, with 76% SF rate for stones  1000 HU may be suitable to SWL. PMID: 32597283 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - July 1, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Do repeated transurethral procedures under general anesthesia influence mortality in patients with non-invasive urothelial bladder cancer? A Danish national cohort study.
Conclusions: Repeated transurethral procedures under general anesthesia appear to be associated with increased risk of death in patients with primary non-invasive papillary urothelial carcinoma. Furthermore, a substantial number of procedures were without findings of neoplasia, indicating that too many patients are admitted for transurethral procedures under GA. Attempts should be taken to reduce unnecessary transurethral procedures under GA, e.g. by improved outpatient diagnosis of urothelial neoplasia. PMID: 32584153 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - June 27, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Can we predict the development of symptomatic lymphocele following robot-assisted radical prostatectomy and lymph node dissection? Results from a tertiary referral Centre.
Authors: Sforza S, Tellini R, Grosso AA, Zaccaro C, Viola L, Di Maida F, Mari A, Carini M, Minervini A, Masieri L Abstract Objectives: Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) has been established as first-line surgical therapy for organ-confined prostate cancer (PCa). Pelvic lymph node dissection (PLND) is recommended in case of intermediate and high-risk localized PCa however symptomatic lymphocele (SL) formation is a common complication. Still no certain clinical and surgical predictors of SL have been found in the robotic era. Aim of this study was to identify clinical and surgical predictors of SL after RAR...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - June 27, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Comments to Editorial by J. Curtis Nickel. It is premature to categorize Hunner lesion interstitial cystitis as a distinct disease entity. Scandinavian Journal of Urology 2020, Vol. 54, No. 2, 99-100; https://doi.org/10.1080/21681805.2020.1744714.
Authors: Fall M, Nordling J, Cervigni M, Oliveira PD, Fariello J, Hanno P, Kabjörn-Gustafsson C, Logadottir Y, Meijlink J, Moldwin R, Nasta L, Quaghebeur J, Sairanen J, Taneja R, Tomoe H, Ueda T, Wennevik GE, Wyndaele JJ, Zaitcev A PMID: 32588705 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - June 27, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Delayed blood transfusion is associated with mortality following radical cystectomy.
Authors: Tan WS, Wang Y, Trinh QD, Preston MA, Kelly JD, Hrouda D, Kibel AS, Krasnow RE, Liu JJ, Chung BI, Chang SL, Mossanen M Abstract Objectives: To examine the temporal association between blood transfusion and 90-day mortality in patients with bladder cancer treated with radical cystectomy.Methods: This represents a retrospective cohort study of patients treated with radical cystectomy within the Premier Hospital network between 2003 and 2015. Patients outcomes were stratified those who received early blood transfusion (day of surgery) vs delayed blood transfusion (postoperative day ≥1) during the index adm...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - June 17, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Is bladder tumour fulguration under local anaesthesia more painful than cystoscopy only?
Conclusion: The VAS-scores after diagnostic cystoscopy are in accordance with those previously reported, with the absolute majority reporting no or mild pain. Patients treated with extirpation of bladder tumours reported higher levels of pain but still within acceptable limits. This confirms the potential of treating most patients with small-sized bladder tumour recurrences under local anaesthesia. PMID: 32543963 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - June 17, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Comments to Editorial by J. Curtis Nickel. It is premature to categorize Hunner lesion interstitial cystitis as a distinct disease entity. Scandinavian Journal of Urology 2020, Vol. 54, No. 2, 99-100.
Authors: Nickel JC PMID: 32525741 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - June 13, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Clinical markers of morbidity, mortality and survival in bladder cancer patients treated with radical cystectomy. A systematic review.
Conclusion: Clinical markers to predict morbidity, mortality and survival in patients with bladder cancer treated with RC and PLND may help to improve patient outcomes and treatment decision-making, but available data come from small retrospective trials and have not been properly validated. Prospective, multi-centre studies are needed to implement and disseminate predictive clinical markers and nomograms such that they can be utilised in treatment decision-making in daily practice. PMID: 32516016 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - June 10, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Prognostic significance of previous tonsillectomy after radical cystectomy for bladder cancer.
Authors: Gakis G, Hassan FN, Schmid MA, Ölschläger M, Hackenberg S, Stenzl A, Renninger M Abstract Introduction: To examine whether previous tonsillectomy (TE) impacts on survival after radical cystectomy (RC) for bladder cancer (BC).Patients and Methods: A total of 320 patients were staged cM0 and underwent RC for BC between 2002 and 2013. We retrospectively investigated whether patients had undergone TE prior to RC. Chi-square/Fisher-Exact test was carried out to compare clinicopathological features between the TE- and non-TE-group. Kaplan-Meier analysis with log-rank test was used to estimate recurrenc...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - June 7, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Personality and educational level determine self-reported health-related quality-of-life and distress in patients with renal tumors awaiting radical surgery.
Conclusions: For both preoperative distress and HRQoL, personality traits such as neuroticism and education level were the most important predictors. Tumor-related factors and other preexisting conditions seemed to be of lesser importance. Thus, preoperatively screening of psychological factors could be helpful to identify those at risk of poor outcomes. PMID: 32500779 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - June 7, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Three-dimensionally printed non-biological simulator for percutaneous nephrolithotomy training.
Authors: Ali S, Sirota E, Ali H, Bezrukov E, Okhunov Z, Bukatov M, Letunovskiy A, Grygoriev N, Taratkin M, Vovdenko S, Afyouni A, Alyaev Y Abstract Objective: We sought to improve the educational and pre-operative training on various stages of percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) under fluoroscopic and ultrasound guidance. We developed a three-dimensional (3D) printed simulator (3D-printed PCNL model) for urological trainees.Methods: 40 s year urology residents were randomly assigned into two groups, completing PCNL surgical steps on a URO Mentor™ surgical simulator (Group A) or on our new 3D-printed PC...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - June 6, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Clinical effect of computed guided pudendal nerve block for patients with premature ejaculation: a pilot study.
Conclusion: CT-guided pudendal nerve block at the sacrospinous ligament and the Alcock's canal was effective in improving premature ejaculation. Therefore, pudendal nerve entrapment may be a curable cause of sensory premature ejaculation. PMID: 32476566 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - June 3, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Post-obstructive diuresis; underlying causes and hospitalization.
Authors: Leinum LR, Berthelsen C, Azawi N Abstract Objective: This paper aims to estimate the incidence of post-obstructive diuresis (POD) among patients with urinary retention, explore possible underlying causes and identify patients who need hospitalization.Material and methods: This retrospective study includes patients admitted for urinary retention in Zealand University Hospital, Denmark. We collected demographic characteristics, health information and laboratory results from patients' charts and analyzed data statistically.Results: We assessed 64 patients, and POD occurred in 29.7%. A significant correlation ...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - May 27, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Multiparametric ultrasonographic analysis of testicular tumors: a single-center experience in a collective of 49 patients.
Conclusions: Multiparametric ultrasonography depicts a non-ionizing, directly accessible and cost-effective imaging modality that allows for the extensive characterization of testicular tumors, thereby helping to discriminate between malignant and benign entity of testicular tumors. PMID: 32449437 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - May 27, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

The renal cell cancer database Sweden (RCCBaSe) - a new register-based resource for renal cell carcinoma research.
Conclusion: By linking the NSKCR to several Swedish national databases, a unique database for RCC research has been created. PMID: 32436435 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - May 22, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research